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    Question Have & have got

    What is different between :
    Have & have got
    and when we use Having

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    Default Re: Have & have got

    Have shows possession - I have a good book
    have got shows "to acquire" - I have got a good book.

    Having can be used as a participle as well as Gerund.

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    What is different between :
    Have & have got
    and when we use Having

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    Default Re: Have & have got

    In British English, the distinction is being eroded, but traditionally 'have' was used for actions (have a bath, have breakfast) and 'have got' for possessions. However, 'have' is comonly used for possessions now, as it is in American English, thoough we don't use 'have got' for actions much.

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